|Tim Leberecht: 3 ways to (usefully) lose control of your brand - TED.com|
The days are past (if they ever existed) when a person, company or brand could tightly control their reputation -- online chatter and spin mean that if you're relevant, there's a constant, free-form conversation happening about you that you have no control over. Tim Leberecht offers three big ideas about accepting that loss of control, even designing for it -- and using it as an impetus to recommit to your values.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; design; social media; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Del Harvey: The strangeness of scale at Twitter - TED.com|
When hundreds of thousands of Tweets are fired every second, a one-in-a-million chance -- including unlikely sounding sounding scenarios that could harm users -- happens about 500 times a day. For Del Harvey, who heads Twitter’s Trust and Safety Team, these odds aren’t good. The security maven spends her days thinking about how to prevent worst-case scenarios while giving voice to people around the globe...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; security; social media; TED2014; 2014
|Rebecca MacKinnon: Let's take back the Internet! - TED.com|
In this powerful talk from TEDGlobal, Rebecca MacKinnon describes the expanding struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace, and asks: How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom at its core, rather than control? She believes the internet is headed for a "Magna Carta" moment when citizens around the world demand that their governments protect free speech and their right to connection.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; culture; politics; social media; 2011
|Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - TED.com|
Much can be done with online data. But did you know that computer wonks once determined that liking a Facebook page about curly fries means you're also intelligent? Really. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so benign -- and why she thinks we should return the control of information to its rightful owners.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; data; social media; technology; TEDxMidAtlantic 2013; 2013
|Evan Williams on listening to Twitter users - TED.com|
In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; communication; culture; entertainment; social change; social media; technology; TED2009; 2009
|James Surowiecki: When social media became news - TED.com|
James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news -- and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; media; social change; social media; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Clay Shirky: How social media can make history - TED.com|
While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@State; TED; Talks; communication; culture; global issues; politics; social change; social media; technology; 2009
|Paul Conneally: Digital humanitarianism - TED.com|
The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts. At TEDxRC2, Paul Conneally shows extraordinary examples of social media and other new technologies becoming central to humanitarian aid.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRC2; TED; Talks; disaster relief; global issues; social media; technology; 2011
|Adam Ostrow: After your final status update - TED.com|
Many of us have a social media presence -- a virtual personality made up of status updates, tweets and connections, stored in the cloud. Adam Ostrow asks a big question: What happens to that personality after you've died? Could it ... live on?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; consciousness; culture; self; social change; social media; technology; 2011
|Raghava KK: What’s your 200-year plan? - TED.com|
You might have a 5-year plan, but what about a 200-year plan? Artist Raghava KK has set his eyes on an ultra-long-term horizon; at TEDxSummit, he shows how it helps guide today's choices and tomorrow's goals -- and encourages you to make your own 200-year plan too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; art; arts; entertainment; life; social media; storytelling; technology; tedx; web; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Sally Kohn: Don't like clickbait? Don't click - TED.com|
Doesn't it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)? News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don't engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; communication; media; social change; social media; technology; TED@NYC; 2014
|Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender - TED.com|
Media and advertising companies still use the same old demographics to understand audiences, but they're becoming increasingly harder to track online, says media researcher Johanna Blakley. As social media outgrows traditional media, and women users outnumber men, Blakley explains what changes are in store for the future of media.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; advertising; culture; entertainment; media; social media; 2010
|Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human - TED.com|
The more that robots ingrain themselves into our everyday lives, the more we're forced to examine ourselves as people. At TEDxBerkeley, Ken Goldberg shares four very human lessons that he's learned from working with robo
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; art; robots; science; social media; tedx; TEDxBerkeley; 2012
|Seth Godin on the tribes we lead - TED.com|
Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; book; communication; community; marketing; social media; society; 2009
|Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet enables intimacy - TED.com|
We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent's research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; anthropology; humanity; love; psychology; social media; society; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
|Alessandro Acquisti: Why privacy matters - TED.com|
The line between public and private has blurred in the past decade, both online and in real life, and Alessandro Acquisti is here to explain what this means and why it matters. In this thought-provoking, slightly chilling talk, he shares details of recent and ongoing research -- including a project that shows how easy it is to match a photograph of a stranger with their sensitive personal information.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; policy; social media; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction - TED.com|
In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of creative experimentation in fiction and storytelling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; literature; social media; storytelling; technology; writing; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
|Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo - TED.com|
What if Andy Warhol had it wrong, and instead of being famous for 15 minutes, we’re only anonymous for that long? In this short talk, Juan Enriquez looks at the surprisingly permanent effects of digital sharing on our personal privacy. He shares insight from the ancient Greeks to help us deal with our new “digital tattoos.”
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; security; social media; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Bruno Torturra: Got a smartphone? Start broadcasting - TED.com|
In 2011, journalist Bruno Torturra covered a protest in São Paulo which turned ugly. His experience of being teargassed had a profound effect on the way he thought about his work, and he quit his job to focus on broadcasting raw, unedited experiences online. In this fascinating talk, he shares some of the ways in which he's experimented with livestreaming on the web, and how in the process he has helped to create a very modern media network.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; activism; journalism; media; online video; politics; social media; web; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China - TED.com|
Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet -- "All the servers are in Beijing" -- he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country's history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; china; global issues; journalism; social media; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the world isn't flat - TED.com|
It may seem that we're living in a borderless world where ideas, goods and people flow freely from nation to nation. We're not even close, says Pankaj Ghemawat. With great data (and an eye-opening survey), he argues that there's a delta between perception and reality in a world that's maybe not so hyperconnected after all.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; economics; global issues; social change; social media; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Dave Troy: Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations - TED.com|
Every city has its neighborhoods, cliques and clubs, the hidden lines that join and divide people in the same town. What can we learn about cities by looking at what people share online? Starting with his own home town of Baltimore, Dave Troy has been visualizing what the tweets of city dwellers reveal about who lives there, who they talk to — and who they don’t.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; cities; culture; social media; visualizations; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|James Stavridis: How NATO's Supreme Commander thinks about global security - TED.com|
Imagine a global security driven by collaboration -- among agencies, government, the private sector and the public. That's not just the distant hope of open-source fans, it's the vision of James Stavridis, the Supreme Commander of NATO, who shares vivid moments from recent military history to explain why security of the future should be built with bridges rather than walls.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; collaboration; global issues; open-source; peace; politics; social media; violence; war; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government - TED.com|
The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub -- so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; collaboration; future; government; law; open-source; politics; social media; software; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012